Who’s top of the class?

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THE in­cred­i­ble achieve­ments of schools across the re­gion will be cel­e­brated in the Greater Manch­ester Schools Awards.

The awards, now in their fifth year, are FREE to en­ter and open to all pri­mary, sec­ondary and in­de­pen­dent schools across the re­gion’s 10 bor­oughs.

There are nine cat­e­gories and we wel­come nom­i­na­tions from schools them­selves – or staff, gov­er­nors, par­ents, stu­dents or peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

Among last year’s win­ners was Pic­tor Academy, an out­stand­ing spe­cial needs school in Tim­per­ley, Traf­ford.

Staff and pupils scooped the Pri­mary School of the Year award.

Head­teacher of the Year was awarded to Stephen Lawler-Smith, of Moor­side Com­mu­nity Pri­mary School in Swin­ton, Sal­ford.

M.E.N. ed­i­tor-in-chief Dar­ren Th­waites said: “I am de­lighted to in­tro­duce you to fifth an­nual Greater Manch­ester Schools Awards and to in­vite you to en­ter.

“Whether you are a teacher, a pupil or a par­ent, this ex­cit­ing and pres­ti­gious event is your chance to salute your school as we aim to find and cel­e­brate the very best.

“We will be nam­ing the over­all Greater Manch­ester School of the Year for 2018, for a pri­mary and sec­ondary school that our judges think has had the most out­stand­ing year.

“And we are on the look out too for suc­cess sto­ries across a range of cat­e­gories. Ev­ery­one who en­ters will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate and the fi­nal­ists will be in­vited to at­tend a cel­e­bra­tion lunch and awards cer­e­mony in July where the win­ners will be re­vealed.

“I am sure your school de­serves recog­ni­tion. So please, send us your en­tries and hon­our your school at the Greater Manch­ester School Awards.”

The Manch­ester Col­lege will once again spon­sor the awards.

Prin­ci­pal Lisa O’Lough­lin said: “We are thrilled to spon­sor the ex­cit­ing and in­spi­ra­tional Schools Awards 2018 for a fifth year.

“The Manch­ester Col­lege is unique in that we of­fer vo­ca­tional and aca­demic cour­ses at sites across the city.

“From GCSE’s to Higher TO en­ter visit www.manch­ester school­sawards.co.uk to down­load your en­try form or con­tact the events team to be sent a copy on 0161 211 2188 or email: events­de­part­ment@men­media.co.uk.

All fi­nal­ists are in­vited to at­tend our cel­e­bra­tion lunch and awards cer­e­mony on Fri­day, July 6, 2018, held at the Hilton Deans­gate.

Con­tact: You can con­tact the events team on 0161 2112188 or email: events de­part­ment@men­media. co.uk, or you can keep up with event news on twit­ter @School­sAwards Ed­u­ca­tion, ap­pren­tice­ships to A Lev­els, aca­demic to vo­ca­tional, our var­ied full and part-time cour­ses means that we can truly sup­port each in­di­vid­ual ca­reer choice.

“We en­cour­age all our stu­dents to ‘Be Amaz­ing’ and our holis­tic ap­proach to learn­ing means that we can pro­vide a wide range of op­por­tu­ni­ties for school leavers across the Greater Manch­ester area.” Healthy Liv­ing Award: This award is for an in­di­vid­ual, class or whole school who make it a pri­or­ity to lead a healthy lifestyle. This could be by en­cour­ag­ing ex­er­cise or teach­ing pupils about eat­ing healthy foods. Maybe your school grows veg­eta­bles or has an al­lot­ment, or a project to en­cour­age well­be­ing.

School in the Com­mu­nity Award: This award is for a class, year group or whole school who play an ac­tive role in their com­mu­nity. That may be through rais­ing money for char­ity, per­form­ing in the com­mu­nity, help­ing oth­ers or work­ing to­gether to make the com­mu­nity a bet­ter place.

School Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Award: For this award we are look­ing for a school with ex­cep­tional in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tion. This could be through a VLE por­tal, blog, so­cial me­dia, web­site or a school news­pa­per. Class / Team of the Year: Does your school have an ●● out­stand­ing class or team? We want to hear how pupils and teach­ers have worked to­gether to re­ally stand out. It could be a sports team that has trained hard, or an orches­tra, choir or drama group that has worked to­gether on a per­for­mance.

School Sup­port Staff of the Year: This award is for any mem­ber of non-teach­ing school staff who has played a vi­tal role in the run­ning of the school and the hap­pi­ness and se­cu­rity of the chil­dren. It may be a teach­ing as­sis­tant, a mem­ber of ad­min­is­tra­tive staff, a caretaker, a ca­reers ad­vi­sor or any other mem­ber of sup­port staff who makes a real dif­fer­ence.

Stu­dent Teacher of the Year: This award is open to all stu­dent teach­ers on a place­ment in Greater Manch­ester schools as part of a school or univer­sity-led teacher train­ing course. (Not open to new teach­ers).

In­spi­ra­tional Teacher of the Year: Do you know an in­spi­ra­tional teacher? We are look­ing for a teacher who has shown con­stant ded­i­ca­tion, kind­ness and un­der­stand­ing .

Head­teacher of the Year: This award is for out­stand­ing pri­mary and sec­ondary school lead­ers, whose guid­ance and lead­er­ship help cre­ate a dy­namic learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, where the pupils are happy and en­cour­aged to reach their po­ten­tial.

Pri­mary School of the Year: This will be awarded to the pri­mary school which, in the opin­ion of the judges, has had an out­stand­ing aca­demic year. That may be down to im­prove­ments in at­ten­dance lev­els, par­ent en­gage­ment or exam re­sults. Schools ap­ply­ing may have made, de­vel­oped or built upon part­ner­ships in the com­mu­nity.

Sec­ondary School of the Year: This will be awarded to the sec­ondary school which has had an out­stand­ing aca­demic year.

It could be down to amaz­ing exam re­sults, or the tack­ling of a par­tic­u­lar is­sue.

Stephen Lawler-Smith, of Moor­side Com­mu­nity Pri­mary School, won Head­teacher of the Year in 2017.

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